Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thematic Photography: Blur

This week's Theme is "Blur" and I had to think about what made a GOOD blurry photograph. Most of us, as has been noted on Carmi's blog, hurriedly delete any blurry photo in case someone would think we take anything but prize photos! Here are my picks for the week:

This first photo was taken through a window that had raindrops on it:

I think this picture, taken at a wedding, has a dream-like look:

And finally, this picture of a fisherman has survived many delete-athons:

Thanks, Carmi!


Mojo said...

Oh I really love that first shot! Actually I like them all but the first is my fave. Nicely done!

ciara said...

i love how the last two have a certain 70's-dreamlike feel to them. first one is cool, too

ciara said...

p.s. i'm up at

Kristi Mantoni said...

the first one reminds me of summer at the lake! It's been a long time since I was able to go there. Thank you.

G Liz said...

Your second photo...the girl standing up, and the girl to the right...especially the one standing up...there's something about it that really speaks to me.

I would experiment with removing the girl to the left from the photo. Don't get me wrong, she's beautiful. But I think she almost takes away from the mystery of the photo. Despite her beauty, she doesn't seem to go with the other two.

The photo is great...almost haunting.

kenju said...

I love that last one. The color of the water is wonderful!

Christopher Paquette said...

there is a fine line between good blur and bad blur... (say bad blur five times really fast)

I just saw an amazing gallery exhibit in Ely Minnesota at Jim Brandenburg's gallery. There was an entire wall of his newest work of photographs taken in the South of France... very impressionistic and just stunning images. I could have studied them for hours.

Nice blog Mamie! Mit sent me.